Those of you who know me in the real world know that I'm pretty big on all or nothing support. You have a problem? I will research the shit out of how to help you, understand what's happening and probably insist you sleep in my house whilst I feed you cake. Which brings us to this little adventure, definitely out of my normal comfort zone, not least because outside of emergency situation capabilities I'm a little (a lot) squeemish. A really weird look into something all of us deal with every second of every day but know shockingly little about. Our bodies, how they function, what they're made of, how and why so many of us ignore or belittle our own. Adventures in Human Being lacks all of the pretentiousness I was expecting from a book written by a GP (sorrynotsorry), it is instead a surprisingly refreshing take on the miraculous nature of it, the living museum that is you, a really interesting mix of medical science, fascinating history and profound stories. Probably not what you'd expect from a book that starts with 'I was nineteen years old when I first held a human brain', or maybe it will be if you found that as darkly funny a first line as I did. I'm not sure what I wanted from this book, I don't think I found it; but I did learn a fair bit. Books read in 2019: 16 Emma #books#goodreads#readingchallenge#bookstagram#book#bookriot#adventuresinhumanveing#gavinfrances#bookreview
Well, I see what all the fuss was about. This book is phenomenal. The character development is splendid, the setting expertly crafted, and the plot crescendoes in the most thoughtful and beautiful way. We also get a microcosm look at how we treat individuals and the ripple-like effect that has on their lives. How we perceive others, and ourselves, and how we treat those who are different, especially if we’re in a position of power, is a key point here. Owens flawlessly crafts and engaging story with well developed characters, a stunning setting, and a bit of a mystery. Lyrically told, this story examines deep subject matter, such as race relations, classism, and poverty in the South in the 1960s. I can’t recommend this enough! . . . #bookstagram#bibliophile#allthebooks#reading#bookreview#bookrecommendations#books#instareview#readingchallenge#readingchallenge2019#book31of2019
Hey, hi! How’s everyone doing today! I’ve had a very very stressful day but now I’m chilled out rummaging through my HP merch for today’s prompt on the #goldengirlsaprilbooks 💚💚Bookstagram made me do it (#bookishmerch)! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ . ⠀ Now I definitely do not own much #merch and I will hands up own that haha! But, what I do own is a shit tonne of HP stuff 🤫🤫I’m going to do another photo with my hp wands which I cannot wait to share 😂😂 So, here’s some weird stuff about my Harry Potter profile that I got from #pottermore - I’m a Slytherin and my patronus is a Ragdoll Cat! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Qotd: What about you guys? What’s your House and what is your patronus? ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Qotd 2: how many books have you read this month already? ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Aotd 2: I’ve managed to read 6 which I’m chuffed about haha! I finished Caraval this morning and I’m not too sure how I feel about it! I love Julian and his character is very complex. Not only that but I love the fact this book focuses more on family than other books out there at the moment. But, I also found it very predictable, I knew exactly what was going to happen and found I lost interest still I enjoyed it and am going to read the second before the new release in May! ☺️⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #bookish#books#booklover#harrypotter#hp#bookmerch#book#reader#reading#readabook#read#new#haul#fairylights#readingchallenge
“Practice Perfect,” as the title hinted, is a how-to method book. I really enjoyed it and highlighted many notes. However, it couldn’t be half-long. The book chapters are not well-organized. Lemov, the author, breaks the core concepts(rethinking of practice, how to practice, using modeling, feedback, culture of practice and post-practice) into smaller and repetitious portions so that I could not connect every chapter in a straight way. - Below were some of the rules I felt applicable in this book: - Rethink practice and isolate your skills: Practicing in a hustle and bustle environment sometimes distracts me from recognizing I’m learning in the wrong way. So I participate in the learning workshops or study groups for getting feedback from the other members. I could re-examine what skills to be sharpened through rethinking. Then I break the difficult paths for isolated skill development. - Bright spot: Focus on your strength. Improving your weakness is a waste of time. In the past, I tried to learn different domain knowledge and skills for the sake of proving myself. However, these skills didn’t turn out to be a competitive work advantage. As a knowledge worker, you must make effective contributions to your cooperation. However, honing my weakness only makes me a mediocre worker. Why do I spend more energy on my strength? - Shorten the feedback loop: Implementing a small and easy change right away can be more effective than a complex rewiring a skill. So I usually try to post my thoughts on my Facebook after reading. - Replace your purpose with an object: I love to make a New Year’s resolution to improve myself over the next months. Unfortunately, after only a few short weeks, most of them failed. By writing a reflective journal, I know it’s not realistic. So I adjust my goals to make them specific and measurable. - #writingbeing#readingchallenge#kindlebooks#bookreview#bookreviewer#bookrecommendations#nonfiction#writing
Un libro difficile, da leggere e forse anche da comprendere. Un uomo che decide di unirsi alle YPG contro l’isis e ci racconta cosa succede laggiù, cos’è la guerra. Un libro che ci porta in un mondo diverso e lontano ma purtroppo reale. #bookstagram#readingchallenge#14#peace
READING CHALLENGE AND INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY⠀ ⠀ How do you decide what books to read? I add books to my TBR from many sources, but obviously I get a lot of recommendations here! I’ve noticed lately that I mainly read books that get ALL THE HYPE. It could be for good reason. Lots of hype can mean lots of people love it, but can it also mean that the book has the backing of a good PR department? Regardless, I know that I would like to read more books that my booksta-friends love and recommend. I often comment “That sounds interesting, I’m going to add it to my TBR!” but then find I rarely get around to it. In response to this problem, Lana at @bags.and.books and I are initiating the challenge and hashtag #imayreadthat where we actually read our friends recommendations during the month of May.⠀ ⠀ So in May, Lana and I will devote our TBR to books that have been recommended by our fellow bookstagrammers. If you are interested in joining us, use the hashtag #imayreadthat, tag us and tag the friend that recommended the book! Feel free to participate with just one book, your entire May TBR or somewhere in between.⠀ ⠀ Giveaway Rules:⠀ 1. Post to your feed or stories using the hashtag #imayreadthat, tag @bags.and.books and tag @gobooksgo. Each time you post will be one entry!⠀ 2. Follow both @bags.and.books and @gobooksgo⠀ 3. There will be TWO winners, each getting a book of choice from Amazon or Book Depository (up to $25)⠀ BONUS ENTRY: tag some friends below or share this post to your stories⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Giveaway closes at 12am CST on June 1 and the winners will be chosen using a random number generator and announced sometime after that! This giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram.
🗼🏰🚁🚁🗼🏰🚁🗼🏰🚁 . . رواية #الأصل#origin للكاتب #دان_براون #danbrown 462 صفحة ترجمة : زينة إدريس الدار العربية للعلوم . . . يستقبل روبرت لانغدون دعوة من صديق وتلميذ قديم له لحضور عرض تم التجهيز له على أعلى مستوى ومع ذلك لم يتم الإعلان عن محتواه ولكن لأن إدموند كيرش العالم المستقبلي الملحد المعروف جدا هو القائم عليه فقد جذب الانتبهاه إليه بشده ولا سيما بعد مقتله على المنصة قبل إعلانه عن إجابة أهم سؤالين يثير فضول عدد كبير من الناس ألا وهما .. من أين أتينا ؟وإلى أين نحن ذاهبون؟ . تبدأ الأحداث في متحف غوغنهايم الذي كان يتم فيه العرض وننتقل بعد ذلك مع لانغدون وأمبرا مديرة المتحف والملكة المستقبلية لإسبانيا اللذان يضطران للهروب من المتحف لأسباب معينة.. في رحلة حول معالم إسبانيا المميزة. يجد لانغدون أنه بعد موت صديقه العزيز بهذه الصورة المفجعة أنه موكول بإظهار اكتشافه للعالم ويتم ذلك عن طريق حله للرموز كالعادة وهروبه المستمر لتحقيق هدفه. . رواية مبهرة مليئة بالمعلومات حول تاريخ إسبانيا والكنيسة البالمارية وتحدي العلم للدين، وعلى الرغم من الهجوم الشديد على الدين الذي تبناه إدموند كيرش إلا أنه كان له دوره في النهاية.. . كعادة روايات دان براون يوجد اكتشاف كبير لن تكتشفه إلا في آخر الفصول . . وشخص يتم
READING CHALLENGE AND INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY Bookstagram is amazing community full of wonderful people and fantastic book chats. My To Be Read list has doubled since I joined. Ok 🙄 who am I kidding? Double quadrupled most likely 🤣 and still growing every day. I have noticed that most of my recent reads are popular titles that are in many feeds, stories, and bookstore windows. However, lesser known, but highly recommended books are left untouched in my TBR. Jessica @gobooksgo came up with great idea and offered me a chance to co-host a #imayreadthat challenge. The idea is to read a book that your fellow bookstagramers recommend. If you are interested in joining us, use the hashtag #imayreadthat, tag both of us and tag the friend that recommended the book! Feel free to participate with just one book, your entire May TBR or somewhere in between. Giveaway Rules During the month of May: 1. Follow both @bags.and.books and @gobooksgo 2. Post to your feed or stories using the hashtag #imayreadthat 3. Tag @bags.and.books and tag @gobooksgo. Each time you post will be one entry! There will be TWO winners, each getting a book of choice from Amazon or Book Depository (Up to $25) BONUS ENTRY: tag some friends below or share this post to your stories Giveaway closes 12am CST on June 1 and the winner will be chosen using a random number generator and announced sometime after that! This giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram.
Recent read: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare. My rating: ★★★★(4/5). . .✨Do you ever dream about books you read? If you do, tell me about your weirdest one! Last night after I finished this book, I had a hybrid HP and Shadowhunters dream that involved me chasing Voldemort while simultaneously drawing fake tattoos on my arms... it was pretty epic! 🤣 . . Well, I FINALLY DID IT. I started this series that I've been hesitating on for so long! And.... I really enjoyed this first installment! 🎉 Sure, it was a bit cheesy and overdramatic, and whoa — the foreshadowing was intense (although I love a good foreshadow!), but it was so fun! Action-packed (almost to the point of whiplash, but in a good way 😉), a couple of really good twists, and some exciting discovery of a whole new world. I loved Clary and her sass and strength, and the rest of the cast was so good, too, especially Jace and Simon! I've seen some criticism of Cassandra Clare's heavy-handed descriptions but I happen to be a BIG fan of that when it's done well and flows, and I think that was the case here! I loved all the detailed explanations of characters and backstories. I did have a few issues with the plot itself, but they're spoilery so I'll keep them to myself. 🤐But, overall, after one book I'm totally intrigued, and I can see why people love this world! I can only hope the next books are even better! . . . . . . . . #readinggoals#booksonbooks#readingchallenge#bookobsessed#booktime#booksofinsta#instareading#igreads#readingbooks#booksofig#booktime#readinginbed#booktography#booklove#bookworld#greatbook#bookstagramit#nextread#bookpile#whatimreading#readaholic#booksfordays#bookishpost#allthebooks#booksmakemehappy#readersofinsta#yabooks#shadowhunters
I'm currently in Colombia! Mosquitoes are trying to eat my supple skin and I'm still struggling to understand what the aborigines are saying. It's been a long day, but with a great book...I can become someone else.
Weekend plans. I’m on my own; my whole family has buggered off somewhere. Nothing for it but lots of chocolate and reading. I’ll be diving into my pile of proofs! Pictured are forthcoming and recently published books I’m enjoying and excited by 💖 #happyeaster#currentlyreading#givemeallthechocolate . 📚 Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams - OUT NOW 📚 Almost Adults by Ali Pantony - June 📚 The Girl at the Window by Rowan Coleman - August 📚 Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid - OUT NOW 📚 The Furies by Katie Lowe (reread) - May 📚 Your Truth or Mine? by Trisha Sakhlecha - June 📚 Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come by Jessica Pan - May
NHỮNG THỨ HỌ MANG - TIM O’BRIEN Đây là một câu chuyện chân thực về chiến tranh: “Chiến tranh là địa ngục, nhưng chừng đó chưa bằng một nửa sự thật, bởi chiến tranh cũng còn là bí ẩn là kinh khủng là mạo hiểm là can đảm là khám phá là thiêng liêng là thương xót là tuyệt vọng là mong mỏi là tình yêu. Chiến tranh thật hào hứng; chiến tranh thật chán ngắt. Chiến tranh làm cho ta thành người; chiến tranh làm cho ta chết.” Đây là một câu chuyện vô cùng chân thực. Tớ đã đọc nhiều cuốn sách về các cuộc chiến tranh khác nhau, từ những điểm nhìn khác nhau, từ điểm nhìn của những người bảo vệ dân tộc mình, từ điểm nhìn của những người bên kia chiến tuyến. Và mỗi câu chuyện lại có một nét chân thật, một sự thuyết phục, và một màu sắc ám ảnh khác nhau. Với Những thứ họ mang, đó là sự hoà quyện của mọi nỗi ám ảnh mang tên Chiến tranh Việt Nam. Như những ‘review’ khác của tớ, tớ sẽ không kể là cuốn sách này có gì, cuốn sách này hay ở chỗ nào. Không, tớ chỉ đề cử mọi người đọc hoặc không đọc, hoặc đọc cũng được, không đọc thì cũng không sao. Với cuốn “Những thứ họ mang”, tớ chân thành khuyên mọi người, hãy đọc ngay đi. Đừng chần chừ nữa. Mua ngay đi, mua trên Tiki, mua ở hội sách, à đấy, lại sắp có hội sách rồi nhưng tớ không đi đâu, tớ còn hơn 30 cuốn chưa đọc kìa -.-. Tớ tìm đến cuốn “Những thứ họ mang” với tất cả sự tò mò về suy nghĩ, về bản ngã, về lý tưởng của những người lính Mỹ cầm súng đến một đất nước nhiệt đới nhỏ bé cách đất nước họ sinh sống cả bán cầu. Việt Nam